[ca. 1917 - 1997].
26.425 m of textual records and other material.
Canadian educator, composer
, editor and critic Richard Johnston
was born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 9, 1917. Began teaching in Canada in 1947. Died in Calgary, Alberta, on August 16, 1997. Biographical information available in Encyclopedia of music in Canada. 2nd ed., p. 663.
Fonds consists of correspondence; research material; manuscripts of books on North American folk music and radio scripts for CBC Wednesday Night for which R. Johnston selected, arranged and conducted the music; manuscript scores of orchestral, instrumental, choral, operatic and chamber works, as well as incidental music for the theatre and folk music arranged by R. Johnston; material relating to R. Johnston's research and collection of folklore and folk songs, including reports of his folk song collection in Saskatchewan and Mennonite Ontario, transcripts of oral history tapes and sound cassettes describing the folklore collection; biographical and other information on various musicians; photographs; and material relating to musical organizations, such as the Alberta Composers' Association and the International Society for Music Education, with which R. Johnston was affiliated. Accession 881/11.3 consists of material relating to the publication of R. Johnston's book Folk songs North America sings: a source book for all teachers (Toronto: E.C. Kerby, 1984).
Includes: ca 300 photographs; ca 700 slides; 111 audio cassettes; 146 audio reels; 27 audio discs; 6 film reels; 5 filmstrips; 97 videocassettes; 17 posters; and 1.16 m of realia including medals, pipes, temple bells, chess board and men and academic regalia.
Donated by R. Johnston in 1984 and 1989. Accession 623/97.22 donated by the Estate of Richard Johnston. Accession 678/00.9 donated by the Canadian Music Centre (Prairie Region). Accession 881/11.3 donated by Jean Marie Barker in 2011.
Text in English.
Oral history tapes and original tape transcripts located at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, P.Q.
Some items restricted.
File level inventory available at repository.
Acc 404/87.11, 468/90.8, 623/97.22, 678/00.9, 881/11.3